Star Citizen Has $47M, Fans Want More Stretch Goals
As a game pitch, Star Citizen is a fantastic premise, heralding a return to dogfighting space sims from the creator of Wing Commander. As a crowdfunding project, Star Citizen is getting kind of insane, dragging in millions of dollars and fulfilling countless stretch goals long before demo versions were available. And it still shows no sign of stopping. In a recent announcement, Chris Roberts not only confirmed that the project has reached $47 million, but that fans have expressly voted that they’d like to see additional stretch goals.
“Speaking of stretch goals, last time around we put their future up to a vote,” Roberts wrote on the Star Citizen website. “54 [percent] of Citizens voted that we should continue to offer goals, and we’re going to honor that choice.”
I’m as excited for Star Citizen as the next player, but once $47 million in stretch goals have been reached, I’d probably have voted just to get a finished copy of the game a little sooner. Thankfully, Roberts followed up by stating that each stretch goal should add something significant to the game.
“As I said last time, every dollar supports Star Citizen’s persistent universe,” Roberts continued, “but I’m not comfortable promising additional features with each million unless they’re truly additive. When we have a new idea that really impacts the final game and needs the funding then we’ll offer it here… but you can expect a number of player rewards and new ways of highlighting Arena Commander as immediate goals!”
Roberts immediately followed up his promise to include “truly additive” features with Star Citizen’s latest stretch goal: The Xi’An Space Plant, which is comparable to a bonsai tree.
Xi’An Space Plant – Similar to a bonsai tree, the Centennial Bloom is a very famous Xi’An plant indigenous to Eealus III that blossoms for one night every one hundred years. They sell the plants in sealed terrariums to traders. Ever since their introduction to the UEE, Humanity has been fascinated by these beautiful plants and the wait for them to bloom.
I have no words, folks.